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No Man's Sky officially delayed until August, for VR support?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 28, 2016 3:25 am

After the rumors swirling around Hello Games delaying No Man's Sky, the confirmation is here: No Man's Sky has been officially delayed. Boo.




No Man's Sky was due in June, but has been pushed back to August. Hello Games founder Sean Murray announced the news of the delay on the PlayStation blog, but now we have to wonder why it was delayed. Jason Evangelho has recently joined us here at TweakTown, and he says it could be delayed to allow for VR support. It makes perfect sense, especially as it would launch very close to the release of PlayStation VR.


In the post, Murray said: "I have had to make the tough choice to delay the game for a few weeks to allow us to deliver something special. We understand that this news is disappointing. Making this game is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but we are so close now, and we're prepared to make the tough choices to get it right. The universe of No Man's Sky is incredibly vast. More than you can imagine. This is a type of game that hasn't been attempted before, by a smaller team than anyone would expect, under an intense amount of expectation".


No Man's Sky will now be released on August 9.

GIGABYTE announces its GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING video card

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 28, 2016 3:19 am

GIGABYTE has announced its new GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING card, featuring a slick look, and a great black/orange style. There's nothing over the top here, and that's great.




The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING comes factory overclocked, but we don't have the official specifications just yet. The card is powered by a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, so I wouldn't expect it to beat the cards from ZOTAC, MSI and ASUS - but we could be surprised with its thermal performance.

MSI's GeForce GTX 1080 feature new Twin Frozr VI cooling technology

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 28, 2016 3:11 am

We're so sorry for our total flood on the GeForce GTX 1080 cards, but how exciting is it! MSI has joined in on the fun, announcing a few different cards to drool over.




MSI has the new GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G, which has the new Twin Frozr VI cooler, designed to allow for higher GPU and memory clock speeds for improved performance. MSI has used their usual, and slick-looking red/black theme with a dragon RBG LED on the side that can be tweaked to nearly unlimited colors thanks to its 16.8 million colors.




The GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G has a new custom 10-phase PCB design, with an 8+6-pin power connector that allows for higher overclocking performance.

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Palit unveils their new GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock video card

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 28, 2016 2:48 am

The landslide of GeForce GTX 1080 announcements continue, with ZOTAC showing off their new cards, Inno3D and now Palit. Palit has unveiled their new GTX 1080 GameRock card, telling us that they want to 'rock'n'roll your game'.




What does Palit bring to the GeForce GTX 1080 table? We have 0dB tech fan, a honeycomb bracket, optimized air flow, TurboFan Blade and two 10cm fans. We have 8+2-phase PWM, dual BIOS, and RGB lighting on the Palit GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock card.




Not only that, but the company has unveiled their GeForce GTX 1080 Super JetStream, which excites me as the GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream was one of the most impressive cards from the GTX 900 series last year.

ZOTAC launches its new GeForce GTX 1080 video cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 28, 2016 2:23 am

ZOTAC has just unveiled their new AMP! and AMP! Extreme variants of the GeForce GTX 1080, with both cards including some nice cooling technology improvements over the already impressive GTX 900 series cards.




The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! cards feature Spectre, a new lighting system that allows gamers to customize the colors and feel of their gaming experience with mood lighting, which is all done through ZOTAC's FireStorm software.




Not only that, but the AMP! Extreme cards will push out some serious performance, with the triple-fan IceStorm cooling technology mixed with the EKO Fan system, promising up to 30% increased airflow compared to the traditional fans.

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GeForce GTX 1080 Ti teased from ZOTAC's FireStorm OC software

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 28, 2016 2:01 am

While the GeForce GTX 1080 is a monster, we have so much excitement for the GTX 1080 Ti as that will be a true beast. Well, it looks like the GTX 1080 Ti has been leaked, on ZOTAC's website.




The super-awesome Paul from Paul's Hardware showed me a tweet on his Twitter, with Mark Pontifex or @delivered4U posting "Poss Zotac GTX 1080 Ti performance leak on their website". It's an interesting tease, so should we expect the GTX 1080 Ti to be revealed imminently?

Inno3D unleashes GeForce GTX 1080 iChill series, led by HerculeZ X4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 28, 2016 1:48 am

Inno3D has just unveiled one of the most beastly GeForce GTX 1080 video cards, with their take on the GP104 looking quite good.




We have the iChill GTX 1080 HerculeZ X3 and the Herculez X4 video cards, which the company will be debuting at Computex 2016. Inno3D's iChill GTX 1080 HerculeZ X4 is such a crazy card, it features an additional fan that will provide additional heat dissipation from the VRM section.


Both cards feature 1 x 8-pin and 1 x 6-pin PCIe power connector, but the power side of things is 6+1 phase. We will be hands-on with these cards at Computex 2016, so be sure to check back soon!

The Last Guardian coming in 2016, new footage and screenshots released

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 27, 2016 5:28 pm

Team Ico's The Last Guardian has been eight years in the making, but the end is finally in sight.



Fumito Ueda, renowned lead designer of Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian, confirmed Trico's much-awaited adventure would arrive in 2016. "Since this is the year we will see the game's release," Ueda said in an interview with Edge magazine. "I do have some worries, but I'm also very excited."


Sony has yet to reveal an official release date for the PS4-exclusive, but IGN has shown off an exclusive first look at The Last Guardian gameplay footage. Check above and below for the videos, as well as a huge smattering of screenshots--some of which look a bit awkward due to the cell-shading graphics.

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Become a certified Microsoft Office expert with this bundle

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: May 27, 2016 3:30 pm


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See the cancelled Legacy of Kain game in action

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 27, 2016 3:15 pm

Gameplay footage for 2012's cancelled Legacy of Kain game has surfaced, showing us what could have been.



In 2012, Square Enix cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun, the newest chapter in the legendary franchise. Although the project ultimately fell apart, Climax Studios, the devs behind the game, told Eurogamer that Dying Sun would've been like "if HBO made Zelda". "From the very beginning Square said it had to be super gritty modern, while still staying within the remit of this world," sources said.


The game was codenamed "Black Cloth" and likely wouldn't have clicked with hardcore Legacy of Kain fans. It was more of a reinvention of the series tailored for the casual-friendly crowd, and a source claims that Square Enix wanted it to be "idiotically easy" compared to previous games. "They wanted a game that was almost insultingly simple in parts so it could be played by people who hadn't really played games before," anonymous sources told Eurogamer.

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